Do you know the classic heavy leather armchairs and leather sofas? Yes, they went out of style 10 years ago, but today they are absolute eye-catchers in Baroque style and rustic style of living. People pay thousands for these leather furniture. If you have such a piece of art at home, the leather may need renovation. No worries! With our helpful guide you will dye the leather in 5 easy steps and have breathtaking leather armchairs or sofa! You can also give your old leather shoes and leather dresses a new life! Follow our free guide!
Colorize Instructions for Leather: Transform the old furniture into new ones
Choose the right shade of leather color
The first step is the selection of the color. You can choose between alcohol and water based colors. You do not need to decide now on matt or gloss, because after dyeing leather you can use a leather shine care. The water-based color makes the leather soft. But if you dye leather dresses, choose the alcohol-based colors. It’s best to see the leather sample in your selection as the color of the dried leather changes.
Step 1: The cleaning
Step 2: Moisten the leather first
To remove the leather finish, you must first clean it. The cleaning goes with a means for leather preparation. Then comes the moistening of the leather. Fill a spray bottle with water and moisten the surface of the leather. The leather does not have to be too wet. In this way, it absorbs the color faster and you get a consistent result. Some leather colors do not require this step and you can start dyeing after leather preparation.
Step 3: Now comes the first coat of paint: follow the instructions of the paint
Step 4: In order to get the desired color you need 6-7 layers of color
Finished! You have a brand new leather chair
Allow the leather to dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding with polishing. The leather must be polished with a clean cloth or leather care from the market. Only the surface of the leather is polished, so remove all other parts. The leather care will leave a shiny finish on the leather.
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